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Old 08-31-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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There are more millionaires in Japan than Germany and China...combined. In California, white people smoke cannabis; in Japan, white people go to prison for smoking cannabis.
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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There are more millionaires in Japan than Germany and China...combined. In California, white people smoke cannabis; in Japan, white people go to prison for smoking cannabis.
It really depends on how you count it.

Many residents of Beijing or Shanghai own an apartment with 1 million dollars value or more. But are they millionaires?
When they purchased the apartments, the value was probably a small fraction of that.

Housing prices increased 5~10 times in recent 20 years in big cities of China.
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:58 PM
 
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Japan wins for me because of how clean and crime free it is compared to L.A. Not perfect but pretty nice. It's so dirty in L.A. the smell changes as you pass through different blocks. lol
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:25 AM
 
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It really depends on how you count it.

Many residents of Beijing or Shanghai own an apartment with 1 million dollars value or more. But are they millionaires?
When they purchased the apartments, the value was probably a small fraction of that.

Housing prices increased 5~10 times in recent 20 years in big cities of China.
Would depend on how much they owe.
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:48 AM
 
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It really depends on how you count it.
yeah well it's called net worth...

Owning condo worth 1 million = millionaire;
Owning cash worth 1 milliion = millionaire;

Of course the concept is unpractical as owning cash is always better, "more liquid".
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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Now that I've been living in Florida, I have noticed a lot of similarities between Florida and Japan such as the hot, humid summers and the loud cicadas, toll roads (particularly Florida's Turnpike looks like an expressway in Japan), the Brightline Train in South FL which is privately owned, like many of the commuter rail lines in the Tokyo metro area, horizontal traffic signals, and a lot of technological features. Maybe it's because I'm from Georgia where people say it is the exact opposite of Japan since it's backwards and 50 years behind in technology, so every place looks more similar to Japan by comparison, lol.

Also South FL has a fairly large Japanese pop, so there's a large fan base for Ichiro of the Marlins. There's even a road with a Japanese name in West Palm Beach (Yamato). I also noticed the scenery of South Florida reminds me of Japan a little, with all the fields and patches of cypress trees.
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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Now that I've been living in Florida, I have noticed a lot of similarities between Florida and Japan such as the hot, humid summers and the loud cicadas, toll roads (particularly Florida's Turnpike looks like an expressway in Japan), the Brightline Train in South FL which is privately owned, like many of the commuter rail lines in the Tokyo metro area, horizontal traffic signals, and a lot of technological features. Maybe it's because I'm from Georgia where people say it is the exact opposite of Japan since it's backwards and 50 years behind in technology, so every place looks more similar to Japan by comparison, lol.

Also South FL has a fairly large Japanese pop, so there's a large fan base for Ichiro of the Marlins. There's even a road with a Japanese name in West Palm Beach (Yamato). I also noticed the scenery of South Florida reminds me of Japan a little, with all the fields and patches of cypress trees.
But mountains.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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But mountains.
True. That is the one downfall of Florida besides it being a little too hot/humid. It does however have some nice scenery inland, like the cold water springs around Ocala and Gainesville.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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San Francisco is similar to some cities in Japan.
I guess that's why it changed its name to San Fransokyo in "Big Hero 6".
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:32 PM
 
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Japan wins for me because of how clean and crime free it is compared to L.A. Not perfect but pretty nice. It's so dirty in L.A. the smell changes as you pass through different blocks. lol
You're comparing all of Japan to LA? The Los Angeles metro area is 3% of the size of Japan. That seems like a strange comparison.
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